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  • Registration Information

    The Registrar's Office helps students register for classes, charges tuition and fees, and processes course changes and withdrawals.

    Registration procedures and deadlines are different for degree-seeking students and students taking continuing education courses.

    Degree Students

    New degree students register over the summer for the fall term and in January for the spring term. Visit the New Student Information site for registration dates, procedures, and policies.

    Continuing degree students register through The New School's online registration system in April for the following fall term and in November for the following spring term. Visit www.newschool.edu/reginfo to learn about advising information and things you need to do before registering.

    Spring 2015 Registration

    School Level Student Population Online Registration Access Start Date Registration Start Time
    Parsons Graduate 15 credits+ 3-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Parsons Visiting All 3-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    NSPE Graduate All except Media Studies 3-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    NSPE Graduate Media Studies 18+ 3-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    NSSR Graduate All 3-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Mannes Graduate All 3-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Drama Graduate All 3-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Parsons Graduate All 3-Nov 10:00 a.m.
    NSPE Graduate Media Studies 9 - 17.99 4-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate AAS Online 3-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    BAFA Undergraduate BAFA Students 3-Nov 9:30 a.m.
    NSPE Undergraduate All 4-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Jazz Undergraduate All 3-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Mannes Undergraduate All 4-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Drama Undergraduate All 4-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Lang Undergraduate Seniors 3-Nov 9:30 a.m.
    NSPE Graduate Media Studies 0-8.99 5-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate AAS Continuing Students 4-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Lang Undergraduate Juniors 6-Nov 9:30 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate AAS Summer/Fall Admits 5-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Lang Undergraduate Sophomores/Freshmen/Non-Degree 13-Nov 9:30 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate Earned Credits: 120+ 10-Nov 7:30 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate Earned Credits: 106-119 10-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate Earned Credits: 91-105 10-Nov 8:30 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate Earned Credits: 76-90 13-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate Earned Credits: 61-75 13-Nov 8:30 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate Earned Credits: 46-60 14-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate Earned Credits: 31-45 14-Nov 8:30 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate Earned Credits: 16-30 17-Nov 8:00 a.m.
    Parsons Undergraduate Earned Credits: 0-15 17-Nov 8:30 a.m.
             

    Late Registration and Payment Fees

    Fall Deadline

    August 10

    Spring Deadline

    January 10

    Students should register and make payment or approved payment arrangements by these dates. If you miss the deadline, you will be charged a late fee of $150.

    How to Avoid Late Payment and Registration Fees

    • Register for fall courses in April and for spring courses in November. Advisors may not be available during the summer months. Check with your department or school for advising availability.
    • Complete the financial aid application process as quickly and efficiently as possible. Do not delay in submitting critical documents. Check with Student Financial Services if you have any questions or concerns about your financial aid package.
    • Sign up for the payment plan on time. Check with Student Financial Services if you need an application or have a question. New School for Social Research maintenance-of-status students are now eligible to join the tuition payment plan.
    • Check your account through my.newschool.edu on a regular basis to find out about any outstanding charges. Take care of any charges promptly.
    • Bills are sent in early July for the fall semester and in early December for the spring semester. If a balance remains on your account after tuition, housing, and other fees have been charged, send the balance due by the payment deadline date.
    • If you will be receiving a third-party reimbursement, be sure to submit the appropriate documents to Student Financial Services by the payment deadline date.

    Late Fee Appeals

    If you are charged a late payment fee or late registration fee and have extenuating circumstances that warrant a review of the fee, you can appeal by writing a letter stating your case and attaching appropriate documentation. You will need to pay the fee before the appeal can be reviewed. The appeal must be received before October 15 for the fall term and before February 15 for the spring term. If the appeal is granted, you will be issued a refund.

    Send the appeal to:

    Late Fee Appeal Committee c/o University Registrar
    The New School
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10003

    Add/Drop and Withdrawal Policies

    If you would like to add or drop a course in my.newschool.edu, please contact your advisor for guidance and instructions. All course changes must be submitted to the Registrar's Office through my.newschool.edu or in person. No course change is effective until you have completed this process.

    Attending a class and/or completing course requirements alone is not the same as a registration. In order to receive credit for that course you need to be registered for it with the Registrar's Office. Likewise, if you do not attend classes, do not complete coursework, or do not complete payment, you still need to officially withdraw from (drop) the class. Just notifying the instructor that you will no longer attend does not constitute withdrawal. If you do not officially withdraw from the class, you may receive a permanent grade of "WF" on your record.

    A grade of "W" means you have withdrawn from a course without academic penalty. The course appears on your transcript with a grade of "W" and is not counted in the cumulative GPA. Please refer to the add/drop and withdrawal deadlines below for more information on withdrawing from a course with a grade of "W". See also Grade Descriptions.

    Add/Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines: On-Site Courses

    Action Deadline
    Adding a course Through the second week of the semester
    Dropping a course Through the third week of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "W" for all graduate students except at Parsons and Mannes The fourth week through the end of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "W" for all undergraduate and Parsons and Mannes graduate students The fourth week through the seventh week of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "WF" for all undergraduates and Parsons and Mannes graduate students The eighth week through the end of the semester

    Please Note

    There is a financial penalty for dropping classes once the term has started. The penalty is waived if you add an equal number of credits on the same day. See the Refunds section for more information.

    Late-starting courses can be added after these deadlines with the permission of your program.

    Add/Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines: Online Courses

    Action Deadline
    Adding a course Through the second week of the semester
    Dropping a course Through the fourth week of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "W" for all graduate students except at Parsons and Mannes The fifth week through the end of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "W" for all undergraduate and Parsons and Mannes graduate students The fifth week through the seventh week of the semester for 15-week courses. For shorter courses, the deadline is the end of the fifth week.
    Withdrawal with a grade of "WF" for all undergraduates and Parsons and Mannes graduate students The eighth week through the end of the semester for 15-week courses. For shorter courses, "WF" will apply as of the sixth week of the semester.

    Continuing Education Students

    • Registration begins as soon as course offerings are officially announced, either in a catalog or online.
    • Before registering, be sure to familiarize yourself with the school's refund policies in the event that you need to withdraw from a course.
    • Payment is due at the time of registration.

    Registration Options

    • Online: ceregistration.newschool.edu/register
    • Phone (noncredit only): 212.229.5690
    • Fax: 212.229.5648
    • In person or mail: Registrar's Office, 72 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor, New York, NY 10011
    • For fax and mail registration, please use the registration forms in your catalog or download the forms above in the Related Links section.

    Add/Drop and Withdrawal Policies

    These policies apply to all noncredit and undergraduate nondegree credit students.

    If you would like to withdraw from courses, transfer from one course to another, register for additional courses, or change your course status (from noncredit to credit, for example), please be sure to do so within the deadlines shown in the schedules below.

    To add another course(s) after you have already registered, just complete the normal registration process online, in person, or by mail or fax before the deadline (see schedule below). Note: general credit registration for nine or more credits requires permission.

    Withdrawals, transfers from one course to another, and changes of student status must be done online or made in writing. (They may not be made by telephone.) Any additional tuition or fees are payable at the time the change is made.

    • To transfer from one course to another, log in to online registration at ceregistration.newschool.edu/register. First add the course you would like to register for, then click on Manage Registration to drop the class you would like to drop. 
    • To withdraw from a course without adding another, log in to online registration at ceregistration.newschool.edu/register, then click on Manage Registration to drop the course.

    Alternatively, you can download and complete the Noncredit Registration Add-Drop Form (PDF) or the General Credit Registration Add-Drop Form (PDF) as appropriate to transfer from one course to another. To drop a course, you can also download and complete the Request to Drop (PDF) form, or you can write a letter to the Registrar stating your wish to withdraw from the course. Be sure to include your first and last names, your New School ID number (or date of birth), and the course master number (from your course schedule-receipt). Submit your signed and dated request as outlined below:

    • Email to reghelp@newschool.edu. Please send from the email address you provided at registration.
    •  Fax to 212.229.5648.
    •  Mail to The New School, Registrar's Office, 72 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
    •  Bring your request in person to 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level.

    Please note that we cannot accept requests made by telephone.

    Deadlines to Add, Drop, or Change Status

    Fall and Spring Semester Full-Term and Online Courses

    This schedule applies to all classroom courses scheduled to start during the first week of the semester and meet for 10-15 weeks and to all online courses.

    Schedule Type Deadline
    On-site 10–15 weeks Before end of week 2
    Online 15 weeks Before end of week 2
    Online 9 weeks Before end of week 2
    Online 5 weeks Before end of week 2

    On-Site Short, Intensive, and Summer Courses

    This schedule applies to all classroom courses in the summer term and to any courses in fall and spring semester scheduled to start after the first week of the semester or scheduled for less than ten weeks on any schedule. Course tuition will be refunded in full if an official withdrawal is received before the first class meeting.

    Schedule Type Deadline
    10 or more sessions Before 3rd session
    6–9 sessions Before 2nd session
    3–5 sessions Before 1st session
    1–2 sessions Before 1st session
    Summer intensive programs See website

    Refund Policies (CE Students Only)

    Tuition will be refunded in full only if your official withdrawal is received before the first day of the academic term. Otherwise, any refund will be prorated as described in the Add/Drop Schedules below. Please note that the first day of the academic term may occur before the first meeting day of your course (see academic calendar).

    • Exception for online courses: The first week of online courses is an orientation. Written notice of withdrawal received during the first week the course is online will qualify for a full refund. After that, refunds will be prorated as per the table below.
    • Exception for late-starting or short courses and summer courses: Written notice of withdrawal received before the date of the first class meeting qualifies the student for a full refund. After that, refunds will be prorated as per the table below. `

    Refunds are computed from the date and time the written request is received in the Registrar's Office or the date of the postmark if the request is mailed.

    The registration/university services fee is not refundable unless your withdrawal is due to the university canceling the course or changing the class schedule or instructor.

    Refunds of fees paid by credit card will be processed as a credit to the credit card account.

    • If you stop attending classes you still need to officially withdraw from the class to qualify for a refund. Only notifying the instructor that you will no longer attend is not a withdrawal. You need to notify the Registrar's Office in writing as outlined above.

    Refunds for Canceled Courses (CE Students Only)

    The New School reserves the right to cancel courses or adjust curriculum. Courses are typically canceled because of insufficient enrollment, withdrawal of the instructor, or inability to secure appropriate instructional space. If your course is canceled, you will be notified by the Registrar's Office and asked whether you wish to transfer to another course or to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. If you are in a certificate program, please consult with a program advisor if a required course is canceled.

    Refund Schedules (CE Students Only)

    Fall and Spring Semester Full-Term and All Online Courses

    This schedule applies to all classroom courses scheduled to start during the first week of the semester and meet for 10-15 weeks and to all online courses.

    Schedule Type Refund Period (Tuition Charged) Credit Students' Period to Withdraw with Grade of "W"
    On-site 10–15 weeks Before end of week 4 (up to end of week 1, 100%; after week 1, 10% per week) 4th thru 7th week
    Online 15 weeks Before end of week 4 (up to end of week 1, 100%; after week 1, 10% per week) 4th thru 7th week
    Online 9 weeks Before end of week 4 (up to end of week 1, 100%; after week 1, 10% per week) 5th week
    Online 5 weeks Before end of week 2 (up to end of week 1, 100%; after week 1, 30%) 3rd week

    On-Site Short, Intensive, and Summer Courses

    This schedule applies to all classroom courses in the summer term and to any courses in fall or spring semester scheduled to start after the first week of the semester or scheduled for less than ten weeks on any schedule. Course tuition will be refunded in full if formal written withdrawal is received before the first class meeting.

    Schedule Type Refund Period (Tuition Charged) Credit Students' Period to Withdraw with Grade of "W"
    10 or more sessions Before 4th session (10% per session) Between 3rd and 7th sessions
    6–9 sessions Before 3rd session (15% per session) Between 3rd and 4th sessions
    3–5 sessions Before 2nd session (30%) N/A
    1–2 sessions Before 1st session (full refund) N/A
    Summer intensive programs See website  

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